Think About This: “God is unchanging in His love. He loves you. He has a plan for your life. Don’t let the newspaper headlines frighten you. God is still sovereign; He’s still on the throne.” – Billy Graham
God is Unchanging
Posted on January 20, 2023 by Elizabeth Welte in Victory Call
God is unchanging, often referred to as the immutability of God. According to William Shedd, “The immutability of God is the unchangeableness of His essence, attributes, purposes, and consciousness.”
God’s essence is unchanging.
God’s attributes are unchanging.
God’s purposes are unchanging.
God’s consciousness is unchanging.
J.I. Packer makes 6 points about God’s unchangeableness:
- God’s life does not change.
“They will perish, but You will endure; Yes, they will all grow old like a garment; Like a cloak You will change them, and they will be changed. But You are the same, and Your years will have no end.” (Psalm 102:26-27)
- God’s Character does not change.
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” (James 1:17)
- God’s truth does not change.
“Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.” (Psalm 119:89)
- God’s ways do not change.
- God’s purposes do not change.
“God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19)
- God’s Son does not change.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)
Look at the chaos in the world. Mass killings. Politics and politicians. Natural disasters. The economy. Legalization of immorality. Anti-God, anti-Christian sentiments. And the list goes on and on. It can be overwhelming, confusing and depressing BUT GOD HAS NOT CHANGED.
God is the One Consistent, Stabilizing Component in the chaos. No matter how bad it gets, He does not and will not change. His Word is true and will always be true. His purposes will come to fruition, nothing and no one can thwart them.
In a time when the world scene changes on a daily basis, there is comfort in knowing that GOD NEVER CHANGES. Though the world can feel like shifting sand, we can rest on our solid Rock, OUR UNCHANGING FOUNDATION.
Thank You God for being YOU.
Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:9